New Chapter unfolds for the World Olympians Association
Speaking in agreement with President Bouzou, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Patron of the WOA, emphasized: “As an Olympian and a member of the International Olympic Committee, I am delighted to see this Association take a growing place in the Olympic movement. The Games are nothing without athletes. They would not exist without these tens of thousands of Olympians who have written these pages in history.”
Representing the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, IOC Vice-President, took the opportunity to reaffirm the IOC’s full support for the WOA’s ambitions, which are summed up by the motto "Serving society, Serving Olympians". Thomas Bach made special mention of the great achievements of the Olympians family in recent months.
The WOA Gala was supported by “Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games” as part of a long term plan to advance the mission of the WOA, which is committed to giving back to those who share its values and are motivated by its vision of Olympic principles.